BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Stylus Publishing, LLC

Founded in 1996, Stylus’ publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, service learning and community engagement, study abroad, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Stylus is the official distributor of the book programs of ACPA, Campus Compact, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

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21st October Events

Join us for our next Student Affairs author webinar!

The Missing Competency: The Integrated Model for Program Development
Featuring authors Sharon A. Aiken-Wisniewski, Deborah J. Taub and Rich Whitney

When: Wednesday, 10/17
1pm ET/10am PT

Despite the volume of programs that student affairs professionals plan and implement, programming is not apparent in our professional competencies. In this webinar, our authors will present the Integrated Model for Program Development. The model provides a step-by-step guide that takes student affairs professionals from the idea for a program through implementation to using assessment to refine and improve the program for the future.

Register on Zoom.
Read more about The Missing Competency on the book page.


18th October Events

Join us for the virtual book launch of Design Thinking in Student Affairs! 

November 4th at 8 p.m. ET

We will be hosting a virtual book launch to hear from the authors, students, and experts about how this book can help you in your work. Written by Julia Allworth, Lesley D'Souza, and Gavin Henning, this book focuses on how practitioners can structure empathy into their work, and design systems that meet the true needs of students. A link to the virtual event will be sent in a reminder a few days prior to the event. 

Register online here.

Rad more about the Design Thinking in Student Affairs on the book page.


11th October Events

Join authors Kris Renn and Bob Reason for a discussion of what’s new in research and theory about college students in the US.

When: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
1PM ET / 10AM PT

They will provide an overview of the content of the second edition of their popular book, College Students in the US, present highlights of the latest information about college students, and offer insight on how higher education institutions can and should promote student success defined as learning, development, and wellbeing. There will be time for discussion with webinar participants.

Register via Zoom.

6th July Events

We're excited to announce our next Stylus Author Webinar!

Esports in Higher Education: First Steps and Next Steps
When: Thursday, July 22
2pm ET / 11am PT

Join Ryan Arnett, Charles Hueber, and George McClellan, co-authors of Esports in Higher Education: Fostering Successful Student-Athletes and Successful Programs, for this interactive discussion about the why, how, and what of building esports programs on your campus. The session will also include information on potential legal, policy, and practice pitfalls that can spell trouble for esports programs.

Click to register for this free event

18th May Events

What Inclusive Instructors Do

Wednesday, May 19th
12pm ET / 9am PT / 6am HT

What do inclusive instructors do to create equitable and welcoming environments for their learners? During this webinar, the authors of What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching will discuss the small steps instructors can take to foster more inclusive classrooms based on the findings of a national study and evidence from the literature.

Register for this free event via Zoom: https://t.co/TWhZHhES5K

Visit the Stylus Webinar Series page for more upcoming events.

6th May Events

Incorporating social class supports across the academy
Strategies for retention and success in academic and student affairs

When: Wednesday, May 12th
1pm ET/ 10am PT
Register here for this free webinar.

Lead editors Georgianna Martin and Sonja Ardoin will be introducing their new book, Social Class Supports, discussing concrete examples of supports with chapter author panelists, and taking questions about how institutions can build and strengthen initiatives to raise class consciousness, reduce classism, and advance social class equity.

Social Class Supports presents a comprehensive range of strategies that provide the fundamental supports that poor and working class students need to succeed, while at the same time dismantling the inequitable, systemic barriers that make college difficult to navigate.

15th April News

Integrative Learning 101: How to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Contexts

When: Wednesday, April 28
1pm ET/ 10am PT 

Registration is required for this FREE event.
Register here via Zoom.

How can you help your students connect learning across contexts?

Join Dr. Jim Barber for a discussion of integrated learning and the five practices that he’s found useful for promoting the integration of learning for college students. This webinar will feature practical, research-based strategies for facilitating and assessing integration of learning from his new book that you can put to use right away. This book and webinar are designed for college educators broadly (faculty, student affairs professionals, coaches, administrators, etc.), but anyone interested in college student teaching and learning will benefit.

His book, Facilitating the Integration of Learning: Five Research-Based Practices to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Disciplines and Lived Experience, was published in October 2020 by Stylus Publishing.


17th March Events

Designing the Online Learning Experience: Evidence-Based Principles and Strategies
Featuring authors Simone C. O. Conceição and Les Howles
 

Mar 25, 2021
2PM ET / 11AM PT
Register here for this free webinar

In this webinar authors Simone Conceição and Les Howles will preview their new book, Designing the Online Learning Experience. They’ll discuss how online learning experiences can be enhanced through skillful design of learner interactions with course content, instructors, fellow learners, and other aspects of the online environment.

You’ll get introduced to an integrated framework and holistic way of thinking for crafting learning experiences that are more engaging, meaningful, and impactful for today’s modern online learners.


17th March Events

Learning That Matters
Featuring authors Caralyn Zehnder, Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine and Julia Metzker

Mar 24, 2021
12pm ET / 9am PT
Register for this free webinar at: http://ow.ly/aaO950E1cId

In this invigorating webinar, four long-time friends will explore three critical themes of their book, Learning that Matters: equity, culturally-affirming teaching strategies, and design principles. Join in the conversation with the educator-authors, who are committed to enacting practices for transformative learning for every student, no longer content to wait for others to chart that path for them.

Learning that Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education is a pragmatic resource for designing courses that engage college students as active citizens. This "work" book provides research-informed approaches for creating learning experiences and developing innovative, intellectually-engaging courses. Whether a novice or a veteran, by engaging with the text, collaborating with colleagues, and reflecting on the important work of a teacher, any motivated educator can become a transformative educator.

Perfect for courses such as: Education Curriculum and Instruction | Design for Transformative Learning | An Introduction to Evidence-based Undergraduate Teaching | New Faculty Orientations | Freshman Seminar Faculty Trainings | Center for Teaching & Learning | Workshops in Course Design

This Zoom webinar is co-hosted by Myers Education Press and Stylus Publishing.

16th February Events

Author Christine Harrington gives us a preview of her new book, Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-Based Strategies) on What Works and Why, and shows us student engagement ideas that faculty can easily incorporate into their virtual and in-person classrooms.

Written with 50 student voices, this book shows readers how a professor's actions can result in changed attitudes, stronger connections to others and the course material, and increased learning.

When: Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific

Registration is required for this free event.
Click here to register.

9th December 2020 Events

Stylus authors Kevin Kelly and Todd D. Zakrajsek will present an hour-long webinar describing key elements from their new book, Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments.

Advancing Online Teaching: Stylus Author Q&A Session
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET/9:00-10:00am PT

This webinar is free and registration via Zoom is required.
Sign up at: http://ow.ly/IcE150CGYtl

13th November 2020 News

Stylus is now a major sponsor of the Student Affairs NOW podcast.

Tune in or download episodes at studentaffairsnow.com.
Recent podcast episodes include interviews with the authors and editors of The Curricular Approach to Student Affairs and Reframing Campus Conflict, 2nd Edition.

Episodes can also be viewed on the podcast YouTube channel.

13th October 2020 Events

Free series, hosted by The Online Learning Consortium, kicks off Tuesday, October 20.



In this environment, eLearning leaders must act within their institutions as much more than technology managers and assume the prime role of helping their institutions understand the opportunities that eLearning presents for faculty, for students, and for client organizations in the community. 

Join us for a free series of three webinars with authors of Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education, Second Edition to discuss how to drive institution-wide transformation, ensure operational effectiveness along the way and sustain innovation.

 The authors will share the collective expertise of veterans who have pioneered the field for 20 years, and of a rising generation of eLearning leaders that are transforming online programs at their own institutions.


Register for the Series on the OLC Webinar page.

16th September 2020 Events

Building Womens' Leadership in College
Monday, November 16 at 11am via Crowdcast

Julie E. Owen’s new book, We are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For, focuses on helping young women develop the skills necessary to succeed not only in their college environment, but also in the world. In this panel, she is joined by a group of students who are featured in her book to discuss challenges faced by young women today—and what can be done to overcome them. Owen is an associate professor of Leadership Studies at George Mason University. Sponsored by George Mason University’s Department of Women and Gender Studies and the School of Integrative Studies.

Register for the event at fallforthebook.org/julieowen.

22nd May 2020 Events

The Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to host a free webinar series to support conversations about Mind the Gap: Global Learning at Home and Abroad, which showcases recent, multi-institutional research related to global learning. 

19th May 2020 Events

An Open Conversation with the Authors of Going Alt-Ac

15th April 2020 News

Stylus author Nancy Chick interviews Dr. Bernard Jones, Professor of Emergency Management, on Higher Education's Emergency Response to the Pandemic. This interview was conducted and reported through ISSOTL, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

22nd July 2018 Events
Save the Date!

The lead editors and contributors of Difficult Subjects will be holding a Twitter Town Hall event next Wednesday, August 1st, at 2pm ET/11am PT.

Participating authors are:
Badia Ahad-Legard...
14th June 2018 News
From University Business Magazine, how one institution made the shift to helping underserved students reach their academic goals, featuring Governors State University President and author of ...
10th April 2018 News
Ruben was recently named Inaugural Winner of Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence, for his development of the Excellence in Higher Education assessment and planning framework. Named after U.S. secretary of commerce Malcolm Baldrige, the ...

Featured Reviews

“Teaching…non-traditional literacies led me to an important realization: I had been assuming—incorrectly—for years that all of my students possessed the more traditional literacies used in typical writing assignments. Why hadn’t I been scaffolding those assignments as intentionally to teach those skills and mindsets? I don’t have a good answer to that, but this is one reason it’s critical that educators teach new digital literacies in their disciplines. Doing so gives us a much greater appreciation of the importance of teaching all kinds of literacies to our students, to prepare them for complex and challenging futures.

This work isn’t easy, as it requires us to challenge ourselves to learn and teach new literacies that aren’t always familiar to us. But it’s important work, and that’s why I’m excited to see this volume. I hope it will inspire and equip more educators to add [such] assignments and activities to their courses, ones that will empower students to navigate their increasingly complex digital lives.”

Teaching Gradually

Practical Pedagogy for Graduate Students, by Graduate Students

“The authors in this volume are generous in offering readers a seat in their classrooms. Their willingness to share their insights, innovative practices, perspectives on how best to promote learning, and useful 'hacks' will invigorate your teaching wherever you are in the career span.

What I find so persuasive about this volume is that it lifts the conversation on teaching development from a unidirectional expert-to-novice perspective to a side-by-side one of peers. And, by bringing together a wide array of contributors representing a range of institutions, they reshape the community from intra-institutional to inter-institutional membership.

The editors and authors of this volume are generally starting out now on their teaching careers and already deeply embrace the power of a community of teachers. The genesis of this collection came out of the values they found they shared as a graduate students and post-doctoral fellows preparing for their careers: curiosity about learning, mutual support, and shared love of teaching as they each experimented, innovated, and evolved. With this volume, they invite us to join this community, as well.

With this collection we move from others writing about the graduate student experience in learning to teach to hearing graduate student teaching assistants speaking for themselves. Together, they invite the reader into a collegial and generous dialogue that I believe will resonate with readers across disciplines, career stages, and institution types.”

Mathew L. Ouellett

"This book presents a reimagined model of assessment with design thinking, and instantly upon seeing it, you know how needed it is in education today. Focusing upon empathy, ideation, and storytelling throughout the assessment process, the authors of this book present a human-centered approach to engage in assessment of student learning. The design thinking assessment model and key questions remind us that our works sits within a larger context, one that can be infused with equity and act as a tool for decolonizing education."

Natasha Jankowski, Former Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

From the Foreword:
“This book is a testament to [the editors’] commitment to helping all students -- but centering women, in particular -- think critically about the ways gender and leadership are intertwined in systems of power, privilege, and oppression. The lessons provided in this text promise to serve as powerful learning experiences for learners to gain critical self-awareness around their own identities and leadership practice. This text is a gift to the field of leadership education and will undoubtedly empower and help prepare the next generation of leaders in our society. ”

Paige Haber-Curran, associate professor at Texas State University; and Daniel Tillapaugh, associate professor at California Lutheran University